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Salem Free Film Series at new location, January 10th @ 6:30pm, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh & Paradise with Side Effects

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Monthly Permaculture Films Restarting at a new location.
Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and Paradise with Side Effects
Free Film Event Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Ancient Futures
How can we learn future solutions from an ancient culture? Ladakh is a place of few
resources and extreme climate, yet for more than a thousand years it has been home to a thriving culture. Frugality, cooperation, and knowledge of the local environment enabled Ladakhis not only to survive, but to prosper. Then came modernization with pollution, inflation, unemployment and greed. How did they reverse the destruction? Ladakh teaches us about the root causes of environmental, social and psychological problems, and provides valuable guidelines for our own future. Film 60 minutes.

Paradise with Side Effects
Two women from Lanakh, or “LittleTibet”, a remote region in the Himalayas, visit London on a “reality tour” to see what life in the West is really like. The tour exposed the women to aspects of modern urban life, that contrast sharply with the idealized media images that colonized people’s minds in the “less-developed” parts of the world. This film is a valuable resource for anyone concerned about the spread of the consumer culture and the ensuing destruction of the planet’s cultural diversity. Film 40 minutes.

Free raffle tickets to all attendees (one per person) for a copy of the book, “Ancient
Futures,” by Helena Norberg-Hodge. Must be present to win.

Interested in restoration agriculture, sustainable gardening, and local solutions? Come join our latest free film to meet other like minded folk and learn more.

NW Permaculture Institute Free Film and Lecture Series
Held in Salem every 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30pm
At Salem Friend’s Meeting House, 490 19th Street NE (19th at Breyman)
For more information: 971-218-4772, or dianedalychavez at gmail dot com

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